January Interim Days Complete
The Oregon Legislature convened January 10-12, 2018 for their final interim days before the start of the thirty-five day February session. Committees held hearings to discuss, and formally introduce, legislation certain to be debated during the session - with each committee allowed three bills during the short session. Individual bills are likely to begin being  ...»
Policy Updates
The week of January 8, 2018, was a busy time for the county governance policy arena. The week started with AOC Day. The AOC Governance Steering Committee met first thing on Monday morning and took up two pieces of proposed legislation in depth. The first piece of legislation involved a proposal to increase  ...»

AOC President Craig Pope and Legislative Director Mike Eliason met with Governor Kate Brown on Friday, January 12th to discuss priorities for the coming year and common objectives. The Governor opened the meeting, which also included key members of her staff, by walking through her five legislative concepts for the upcoming February session. The concepts  ...»

The AOC Transportation and Community Development committee held an action-packed meeting on Monday, January 8th, with about 50 in attendance. Members discussed and acted on several important topics during their time in Salem. The centerpiece of the meeting was an hour-long debate on the high-profile  ...»

AOC President and Polk County Commissioner Craig Pope and AOC Executive Director Mike McArthur attended the National Council of County Association Executives - Presidents and Executive Directors meeting in Washington, DC January 9th to 11th. The state presidents and executives heard from  ...»

With the committee restructuring within AOC, the Water Committee and Public Lands & Natural Resources committee are now combined. The new committee is the Natural Resources Policy Steering Committee. Need Water Project Development Dollars? The Water Resources  ...»

The Federal Land Management Subcommittee (of the Natural Resources Policy Steering Committee) is meeting as part of the AOC Day schedule (second Monday of the month) in Salem. Meetings have been running from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 a.m., with the Natural Resources Steering Committee meeting  ...»
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February 12, 2018 | 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

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NACo News
Register Now for NACo's 2018 Legislative Conference
Join the National Association of Counties and your peers March 3 - 7 in Washington, D.C. for the NACo Legislative Conference. This event brings together over 2,000 elected and appointed county officials to focus on federal policy issues that impact counties and residents ...» 
Beyond 'Duck and Cover': Preparing for Nuclear Threats
County Explorer January Update: Childhood Poverty, CHIP Benefits and More
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Partner Spotlight
Live Healthy Has Saved Oregon Residents over $4.5 million
The NACo Prescription - Health - Dental Discount Program provides relief to uninsured and underinsured Americans who face high prescription, health and dental costs. The program is free to NACo member counties and it has been offering real savings to county residents across the country since 2004 ...>>
Employment Announcements
Operations Manager (Sammamish Plateau Water)

Corrections Deputy (Columbia County)

Circuit Rider - Training and Development Specialist (Oregon Department of Transportation)

Legislative Revenue Officer (Legislative Revenue Office)
The Last Word
Q: What do you call an old snowman? A: Water.

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